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  • NDMC dissolved due to poor management, council reconstitued September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday reconstituted the New Delhi Municipal Council after it was dissolved by the Centre because of its poor performance. The NDMC has been blamed for personnel mismanagement, power revenue losses and illegal squatting in the capital, said a notification issued by the Ministry of...
  • Chit fund scam: Having lost lifelong savings, investors wait in agony for their money August 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: It's been more than three years now that over one million depositors in Odisha, mostly poor people, lost their hard earned money in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam. CBI investigation is on and several owners of such fraudulent companies are in jail. But the plight of the...
  • S&P says budget has no impact on India's sovereign ratings July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Standard & Poor's said that the budget would not have an impact on India's sovereign ratings until the agency could see how the measures will be implemented, especially regarding meeting the fiscal deficit target. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said last week that India would stick to the fiscal deficit target...
  • Standard & Poor on Budget: Steps in right direction but short on details July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Global rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lauded fiscal consolidation steps announced in Budget that will benefit the credit fundamentals, but pointed out that it will have no immediate impact on the sovereign credit rating, as the Budget is short on details. "The Budget has no immediate impact on...
  • Rangarajan defends his committee's report on poverty figures July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: C Rangarajan, Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, under attack from various political parties over his revised poverty figures, has defended his committee's report. Speaking to Network18, Rangarajan said that results brought forth by the panel were based on the estimates given by the National...
  • 3 out of 10 Indians poor, reveals Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates have been declared and it report states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be...
  • Kerala Chief Minister calls for roll back of rail fare hike June 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday asked the Centre to roll back railway passenger fare and freight rate hikes as it would lead to rise in prices of essential commodities. Speaking in the assembly on a notice seeking an adjournment motion moved by CPIM led LDF opposition, Chandy said...
  • Naveen Patnaik: Poor will be largely affected by the rail fair hike June 20, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comments on the rail fare hike. He states that hike in fare will further aggravate inflation and increase price rise. The poor people will be largely affected by this move. ...
  • May inflation rises to 6.01%; FM for action against hoarding June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Costlier potato and cereals pushed up May inflation to fivemonth high level of 6.01 per cent, prompting the Centre to ask the states to take effective steps against speculative hoarding in the wake of weak monsoon fears. Experts apprehend the likelihood of poor monsoon coupled with rising oil...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan to meet PM Modi on price rise issues today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss about food prices and sugarcane arrears, among other issues. "The meeting is scheduled in the evening. The Food Minister will brief the Prime Minister about prevailing food price situation, concerns about sugarcane...
  • Cabinet Secy holds talks with government secretaries to curb inflation June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth met top government secretaries on Saturday. This was the third such meeting after the NDA assumed office on May 27. Sources told CNNIBN that the discussion took place on ways to control inflation. Sources added that Seth also discussed the prospects of poor monsoon adding...
  • UP: Raped, murdered girls reveal horrific risks for India's poor June 1, 2014

    Katra Shahadatganj: The nightly trek into the fields behind their homes under the cover of darkness leave the women of Katra Shahadatganj in northern India feeling scared and vulnerable at the best of times. But the abduction, gangrape and lynching of two teenage girls as they went to relieve themselves last...
  • TN: Government to give six lakh goats free to poor in 201415 May 21, 2014

    The ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is all set to distribute six lakh goats to 1.5 lakh rural poor in the state during 201415 and Rs 198.25 crore has been sanctioned for its procurement. A total of 1.5 lakh landless beneficiaries, predominantly women in rural areas, will be given four...
  • Urban Poor's problems a big challenge before new government May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the biggest challenges for the next government will be to resolve problems of the urban poor who have not benefited from poverty alleviation schemes and are reeling under high prices, a senior official said. "The urban poor are the most squeezed section of society due to high...
  • Farmer suicides a major poll issue in Bundelkhand despite Rs 3500 crore relief package April 28, 2014

    A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers' suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area. The part of...
  • India's ratings to depend on next governement economy, fiscal policies: S~~amp;amp;P April 17, 2014

    Standard and Poor's may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a goods and services tax. "If in the future they implement policies that effectively addresses some of the credit weaknesses that I...
  • Peeved with poor quality food, 11 women escape shelter house in Siwan April 13, 2014

    Eleven women inmates have escaped from a shelter house in Bihar's Siwan district district, an officer said. Apparently peeved with poor quality of food served there, 11 of 19 females lodged there took to heels in the small hours, District Project Officer Rajkumar Yadav said. A case has been registered in...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog February 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snowcovered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had lost...
  • Making laws for poor not enough, Cong failed to deliver: Modi November 28, 2013

    Sikar/Ajmer: Taking on Congress over its claim of working for the poor, Narendra Modi on Thursday said just making laws was not enough and poverty and illiteracy in the country showed it had failed in its constitutional duties "destroying" the nation in its nearly sixdecade rule. "If a gun licence instead...
  • Suffering in India doubled in recent years: Gallup poll November 27, 2013

    Washington: Suffering in India has more than doubled in recent years with one in every four Indian reported to be bearing the brunt of the nations poor economic performance in recent years, the latest Gallup poll said. Increase in suffering in India has also resulted in increase in suffering in...
  • Voters of eight seats boycott polls over poor roads November 25, 2013

    Unhappy over lack of good roads, voters across various polling stations in eight assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh on Monday boycotted voting. In several booths across Raisen, Umaria, Ratlam, Morena, Damoh, Rajgarh and Betul districts, voters boycotted polling, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, V L Kantha Rao told reporters in Bhopal. The reason...
  • Dow Jones average closes above 16,000 for the first time November 22, 2013

    New York: The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since September. The number of applications is close to where it was before the Great...
  • S&P says next government's agenda to determine rating November 8, 2013

    Standard & Poor's said on Thursday it will review India's rating once a new government due to be elected next year lays out its policy agenda, reducing the prospect of a destabilising downgrade to below investment grade ahead of the polls. That could delay the next review until after May 2014,...
  • A schoolgirl turns CJ to highlight the poor condition of her MCD school October 14, 2013

    A young school girl turns CJ to expose the pathetic state of her MCD run school. There is no water,no electricity and no proper seating arrangements for the students. This is a followup to her earlier report ...
  • Slowing economy may force Chidambaram to wield budget knife October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The finance minister may have to slice at least 200 billion rupees from government spending to prevent a budget blowout, which could threaten to send the country's credit rating into "junk" status, two ministry officials said. P Chidambaram will make a final decision on whether to go ahead with...
  • US: Stocks fall as government heads towards shutdown October 1, 2013

    New York: Stocks fell on Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit. Investors pulled back from stocks as a budget standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Congress threatened to...
  • CJ Show: Poor condition of govt. schools in Chhindwara MP September 29, 2013

    Exposing the pathetic condition of schools across Chhindawada district in Madhya Pradesh, this CJ report shows how the lack of proper infrastructure and adequate teaching staff is putting the career of the children at stake. The situation is so bad that from filling water to cleaning school the children do...
  • Rocky road ahead for India: Standard & Poor's August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Global rating agency Standard and Poor's on Wednesday cautioned that large deficit economies including India could face more economic problems in the near term. "The road may be rocky in the near term, particularly for the largest deficit countries - India and Indonesia - but we don't think this...
  • US shipbuilder faces five more charges of enslaving Indian workers August 14, 2013

    Five more lawsuits accusing a US shipbuilder of luring 500 Indian guest workers to the US with false promises and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions have been filed in two states. Three of the new lawsuits against Signal International, which has shipyards in Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, were filed...
  • Kerala is a model of development in India: Santosh Mehrotra August 13, 2013

    According to the world bank almost 70 per cent of Indians live on about Rs 120 a day. Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? Santosh Mehrotra, Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we have...